Architect of the Capitol--Availability of Funds for Battery Recharging Stations for Privately Owned Vehicles
B-320116, Sep 15, 2010
Without statutory authority, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) may not use appropriated funds to install battery recharging stations for privately owned hybrid or electric vehicles on the Capitol grounds nor establish a program where employees reimburse AOC for costs related to the use of recharging stations for employees' personal vehicles. Personal expenses are not payable from appropriations without specific statutory authority. The use of appropriations for recharging personal vehicles of employees is a matter for Congress to address through legislation.